A 34-year old Timmins woman is facing three charges after the online purchase of several prohibited weapons.

Timmins Police say they received a call from the Canada Border Services Agency about a suspicious package, and upon further investigation, the package contained “Conductive Energy Weapons” (or ‘stun guns’) disguised as flashlights.

Natasha Cloutare was charged with Importing a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition knowing it is Unauthorized and Unauthorized Importing of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon, Prohibited Device, or Ammunition and Fail to Comply with Undertaking.

She was released on a Promise to Appear, and has a court date scheduled for November 14th.

The Timmins Police is also taking this opportunity to remind the public about the purchase of online items, noting while certain items might be available through certain sites, it doesn’t mean they’re legal to purchase or possess.

“Residents are reminded to be cautious when purchasing any items online and to be aware of the law concerning the purchase of weapons,” police say in a release.

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